I have a friend who says, “I’m not voting!”
She says, “In 2008 I voted for CHANGE. CHANGE didn’t happen. I quit. I am not voting.”
Once again, it takes me a few days to figure things out.
In my opinion, there are two kinds of change.
The first, I’ll call Switch Change. The other, I’ll call Vision Change.
Switch Change looks a bit like this:
The best indication of Switch Change is a sore neck from whip-lash.
In many ways our society loves Switch Change.
It gives us quick results. (Think crash diet.)
It is highly entertaining. (UpDownRightLeftFrontBack)
There is just one problem with Switch Change.
It doesn’t work.
The fat comes back …. The whip-lash hurts.
Since Switch Change doesn't cut it, how about Vision Change.
Unlike, Switch Change, Vision Change can be boring and so very, very slow.
For people like me, who barely have an ounce of patience, Vision Change can drive me nuts.
if I want change,
it’s all about VISION.
Think of an ocean liner …. thousands of tons …. moving over the immense ocean.
Let’s say we are standing at the railing looking out.
The ocean liner adjusts its course by a few degrees.
We feel nothing.
A month later …. still nothing.
A year later …. barely an inch.
Four years later …. just a foot.
And yet, what started small, with time, becomes OH SO BIG.
Change by vision is gradual, and steady, and slow….
And oh so boring….
we look back